This client has been a wearer of stock prosthetic hands for many years. She works in a very competitive field and expressed that investing in a highly realistic prosthesis would help her to look and feel more professional.
The types of amputations we see vary as greatly as our clients’ personalities. Each person has their own expectations for the appearance, functionality and primary purpose of their prosthesis. This client’s needs meant we ended the prosthesis at an unconventional point in the middle of their knuckle. The results were outstanding and exactly what we
As we’ve mentioned, we have an international reach. We are located in Pasadena, California and the majority of our clients live in the Southern California area. However, it is not uncommon for people to travel from much further for our services. The red pin on the map represents our office. The black pins show the
This partial hand client is active at work and her remaining index finger is vital to her daily activities. Based on aesthetics alone, we would choose to encapsulate the finger into a solid glove to avoid extra seams. When interviewing her about her needs and expectations, we determined that a separate finger prosthesis would be
In today’s world, looks are often said to be “everything”. Billions of dollars are spent each year on cosmetics and clothing. The work we do isn’t about looking younger or showing off the latest trends. What matters to us is that a client can go to the grocery store without attracting a second look from
This prosthetic nose tip weighs less than a gram. Although very small, it covers a permanent scar and restores lost form from an injury in the center of this client’s face. In spite of its small size, pieces like this can make a large difference in a person’s social confidence.
This client grew up receiving compliments on her elegant, long fingers. After losing her ring finger in her mid-20’s, this client lost the sense of pride she had in her hands and felt she had to hide them. She not only lost her finger, but felt she lost a piece of her identity. Upon wearing
A typical finger prosthesis requires at least 1.5 centimeters of remaining finger length to secure a prosthesis. In certain cases, some or all of the corresponding ray within the hand is also lost. The complete absence of a finger makes being fitted with a prosthesis decidedly more complex. While many practitioners would say that there
We take pride in creating a complete portrait of our client’s fingers, down to the tonal variations in the nail bed. Realism alone isn’t enough, durability is key and we are always striving to improve. Just over a year ago, we developed a new, solid block acrylic nail which maintains color better and is less
A common question we get about our upper extremity prosthetics is, “Do the fingers move?” While we do create covers for myo-electric prosthetic hands, many people actually prefer a “passive” realistic prosthetic that remains in a compliant, natural position. When a client has a sound hand, they will use it to grasp smaller items. They